My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First line: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
According to Wiki, “Scaramouche” also called Scaramuccia, means a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell’arte.
A great novel, it reminds me Dumas pere books, with a lot of twisting plots, duels and plenty of historical figures, like Marat, Danton , Marie Antoinette and so on.
A decade later after Scaramouche publication, Sabatini wrote a sequel, Scaramouche the Kingmaker text , which was not as well received. I wonder why.
Available at Gutenberg project
Available at LibriVox as an audio book.
Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer and Nina Foch.
- Review catch-up: Alcott, Hardy, Sabatini, Heyer and Montgomery (breadcrumbreads.wordpress.com)